A little known Australian swimwear brand called N.L.P became a household name on Tuesday thanks to the social media force that is Kim Kardashian.Click to Continue!
Photos: GQ.com/style.com My Dad’s been on at me for years about what he swears will be the next big thing in menswear – trousers with different coloured pants legs. This season, he proved me wrong and himself right, when all manners of designers, commercial and otherwise, offered the style for next Fall. As much as I enjoy a sartorial quirk, that one’s still a bit beyond my conservative tastes, as are track pants, kimono jackets and many other trends of the moment. How old do I sound right now? So old. With my predilection for the tried and true inClick to Continue!
Lindsey Wixson at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Photo: Greg Lewis 1. 90s grunge was what sky-rocketed Marc Jacobs to fame, and this season he took his Marc by Marc collection right back there. If you’ve seen the 1999 classic She’s All That, you’ll recognise the geeky girl in thrifted clothes just waiting to let her tightly-wound ponytail down and release the hidden beauty beneath.2. I keep talking music, and it’s because it can make or break a show. Marc Jacobs’ was good, but more importantly it was soul-shatteringly loud. You want to get swept away in a fashion show, notClick to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe Held in the New York Armory (literally the building in which artillery is kept in case serious ish goes down), Marc Jacobs is the Fort Knox of fashion shows. Security on the front, security on the back, army jeeps on the sides, AK47s within. Getting in is a feat of jailbreak proportions. Luckily, I knew somebody on the inside.Past the check-in desk and into the backstage, I spied Kiwi model Jessica Clarke having her hair touched up by Guido. A little along was Australian newcomer Dempsey Stewart, waiting in line to do her practice walk. Behind herClick to Continue!
Photos: NYMag Marc Jacobs got his Marc by Marc menswear seriously right this season. His inspiration appears to have been schlubby late 1950s – early 1960s career-men who dressed conservatively, worked long hours and enjoyed a solid round of tenpin bowling on a Friday night; namely, the antithesis to TV’s hyper-glamourised Mad Men. In Jacobs’ hands the workers’ boring (not to mention ill-fitting) officewear suddenly appears covetable – short pants belted low with mini paper bag waists feel modern, proper width ties trump their skinny and ubiquitous counterparts, and check suits in all manners of dull shades look fun. HeClick to Continue!